The Executive Director of Ann Arbor's Clean Energy Coalition thinks generating 100 kilowatts of renewable energy in town in the next year is highly achievable.
Sean Reed says teamwork should make it possible to aim even higher - perhaps one megawatt of clean energy.
"Our team here has been focusing pretty strongly on trying to look at the different types of business models that might be out there for trying to see solar have a bigger footprint in the Ann Arbor community, but also across the state," Reed says.
Governor Rick Snyder says it’s time for state lawmakers to set new energy goals for Michigan. He says those goals should include burning less coal and increasing renewable energy production over the next decade.
Snyder outlined a broad set of goals for energy policy between now and 2025 during a roundtable Thursday in Detroit.
On the first Friday of every month, WEMU Morning Edition Host David Fair partners with Michigan League of Conservation voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak. Together they invite a guest to spend 20-minutes discuss a topic of environmental importance.
This month, our guest is Dan Scripps. Dan is a former State Representative and current President of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. Today's conversation centers on progress that has been made in both energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in the state, where we are going next, and how we'll get there.
Michigan's Energy Future: That's the topic on WEMU's First Friday Focus on the Environment.
Weighing the pros and cons of incentive-based energy programs. David Wright is the Clean Energy Program Director at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.